National Lifeguard Award

National Lifeguard Award is a program designed to prepare and certify candidates to be Lifeguards. People who are looking to lifeguard at swimming pools, water parks and lakefronts must have their this award. The University of Saskatchewan Aquatics program offers the pool option. This program focuses on the legal obligations of lifeguards, team work, advanced emergency care in aquatic emergencies and spinal immobilization. Candidates wishing to take NLS must be 16 years of age, have previously taken Bronze Cross and have a CURRENT Standard First Aid/CPR-C certification. 

Recertification Requirement: Every 2 years to maintain employment (from the end date of the course)


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